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September 20, 2023

Relevanssi is a search engine that replaces your default WordPress search. It provides many additional features and options to help give your visitors better and more accurate results. Using Relevanssi and WPML, you can filter search results according to your current language.

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Getting Started

Start by activating and configuring the following plugins:

  • Relevanssi
  • WPML core plugin and WPML String Translation add-on

If you’re new to WPML, check out our Getting Started Guide. It quickly walks you through all the translation options you can use.

Relevanssi is compatible with WPML’s Translate Everything Automatically mode, which translates your site’s content automatically. You can also choose to use the Translate What You Choose mode, which allows you to control what content you send for translation, and who will translate it.

Setting Up Relevanssi With WPML

Start by restricting search results to the currently active language:

  1. Go to the Settings → Relevanssi page and click on the Searching tab.
  2. Scroll down to the WPML section. Check the Limit results to current language option as shown below and click Save.
Checking the option for WPML

How Does WPML Work With Relevanssi?

Relevanssi improves on the basic WordPress search. Once you translate your posts and pages, the search automatically detects the current language and displays only the results in that language.

According to WordPress search plugin comparisons, Relevanssi is one of the most popular and frequently chosen WordPress search plugins.

Search Results in English

Search Results in Spanish

Known Issues

There are no unresolved compatibility issues between this plugin and WPML. Search all known issues.

Getting Help From Our Support

In case you need help translating your site built using Relevanssi and WPML, visit WPML’s support forum.